For all the fitness enthusiasts, marathon runners, and those looking to cross something off your 2019-bucket list, the Austin Marathon preparations are underway!

The 2019 Ascension Seton Austin Marathon, Half Marathon, and 5K will take place on Sunday, February 17th, 2019 and will fill the streets of Austin with more than 20,000 runners; including runners from all 50 states and 30+ countries around the world! Race along the open roads while passing by iconic landmarks such as the UT Tower, Austin Power Plant, the “I Love You” Mural and so much more! You’ll explore the quirky neighborhoods in the city such as the South Congress District and Hyde Park while being greeted by cheering crowds who root for you to cross the finish line (in front of the Texas State Capital). If you missed the unveiling of the new marathon course in 2018, then 2019 is your year!

What makes this year especially exciting is Hilton’s naming of the Preferred Hotel Partner for the 2019 Ascension Seton Austin Marathon presented by Under Armour®. Not only does this mean that Hilton will be an apparent face for the Austin Marathon, but Hilton will also be the presenting sponsor for the “Hilton VIP Experience” near the Austin Marathon finish line.

Top reasons to take advantage of the Hilton VIP experience:

  • The Hilton VIP Experience at the finish line features views of the marathon and half marathon finish lines, Z’Tejas catered lunch, adult beverages, and live music.
  • The pre-race VIP is next to the start line and offers private restrooms, pre-race breakfast and drinks, and a separate gear bag check.
  • Everyone who purchases the Austin Marathon VIP Experience will also receive 20% off exclusive Austin Marathon gear at the expo.

Not ready to run but still want to be a part of the action?

The start and finish locations for the 28th Austin Marathon are located in the heart of downtown Austin and puts participants and spectators near all the action- and within walking distance of restaurants, hotels, and shops.

Finishing with the picturesque Texas State Capitol as your backdrop is icing on the cake for the perfect running weekend destination. Registration is open for all distances.

Book your weekend ASAP

The Austin Marathon brings in individuals from all over the U.S, which means hotels/ accommodations fill up fast. Book your special rate here or visit Hilton’s Austin Guide for top things to do around the city while finding accommodations that best fit your desires!

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